posted Jul 7, 2013, 3:28 PM by RadRez Administrator   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 12:28 PM ]

The American Board of Radiology conducts examinations and offers professional certification for medical specialists in Radiology.  The ABR administers certification exams (previously the physics, written, and oral boards and now the exam of the future starting with the class of 2014).   For the practicing radiologist, the ABR administers the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam and the subspecialty certificates in the following disciplines: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, and  Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

  • Membership fee for residents: $640 annually (required)
  • Find more information about the core exam registration and schedule on their website

The American College of Radiology  is the principal organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical medical physicists in the United States, with more than 30,000 members.  It is responsible for the accreditation of individual practices, radiology departments, guidelines on radiation safety, writing the Manual on Contrast, has extensive ACR teaching files for residents, and most importantly publishes the ACR appropriateness criteria, which are the guide to indications and interpretation of all radiological studies.

The American Institute for Radiologic Pathology runs a four-week Radiologic Pathologic Correlation Course in AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.  It is now a program of the American College of Radiology (ACR), it was formerly held at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology's Walter Reed facility.  All residents attend this course during their training and receive a stipend for the expenses.

The Association of University Radiologists  encourages excellence in radiological laboratory and clinical investigation, teaching and clinical practice, stimulates interest in academic radiology education as a medical career, advances radiology as a medical science, and represents academic radiology.  AUR has an annual meeting and is a great opportunity to get research work presented.

  • Membership fee for residents: $60

The Radiological Society of North America holds an annual meeting in Chicago around Thanksgiving, late November to early December.  40,000 medical imaging professionals are members of RSNA, including radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and allied scientists.  RSNA hosts the world's largest annual radiology meeting, publishes two highly respected peer-reviewed journals (Radiology and Radiographics), offers opportunities to earn CME, and provides research and education grants to young investigators.

  •  Membership fee for residents: FREE 

American Roentgen Ray Society, founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States and publishes the American Journal of Roentgenology.

  •  Membership fee for residents: FREE 

The New York Roentgen Ray Society was founded in April 1912 to address the scientific and clinical practice concerns of physicians specializing in the new field of radiology.  Now, it runs a local meeting at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (corner of 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue), on one Monday each month from fall through spring every year.  Our incentive in attending is the resident quiz with prize money!!!

  • Membership fee for residents: $75


posted Jul 7, 2013, 3:24 PM by RadRez Administrator   [ updated Feb 18, 2016, 11:55 AM by Nolan Kagetsu ]

Once a month, two residents present an article each during a lunchtime conference to the radiology department.  An attending can assign you an article or you can find one you would like in that attending’s field. The guideline format of the presentation is as follow


      1.  What is the article’s objective? (background/history)

      2.  What is the design of the study; e.g., Case Series, Case Control, Randomized.  Is

           this retrospective or prospective?  Are the controls appropriate?

      3.  Who are the subjects?  Is this explicitly stated?  Is there selection bias?

      4.  Interventions:  What procedures were performed?

      5.  Results:  What are the authors’ significant  findings?  Comment (if you can) on the

           appropriateness of their statistical evaluation.  Is there internal consistency in the


      6.  Organization and writing style:  Is the paper logically organized and clearly

            written;  is it easy to follow?
     7.  Conclusions:  What are the authors’ major conclusions?  Are the results

generalizable?  Are they justified from the data?  Do the conclusions support the objectives of the

           paper? What type of contribution to the field does this paper make?  Can you relate it to other     

           literature on this topic? Do the results make teleological/biologic sense?

      8.  Miscellaneous Comments:  How could this paper be strengthened?  Did you learn

anything from this paper?  Was the discussion informative?  Was this paper published in a major 

and/or peer review journal, a minor journal, or a throw-away journal? Does it help you in your practice

 -- will it alter practice in any way or does it support what you are currently doing???



posted Jul 7, 2013, 3:14 PM by RadRez Administrator   [ updated Jul 7, 2013, 3:17 PM ]

The application for uploading/viewing outside CD's is called LifeIMAGE. The application provides a solution for viewing external CDs/DVDs brought in from non-Continuum and outside institutions. LifeIMAGE is a web based application that will act as a repository for external CDs that would allow any clinician to view the prior studies for any patient record. The application provides an easy to use Flash based viewer that displays the imported studies regardless of the embedded viewer or format that is inherent to the CD.

A clinician may drop off a CD at your office/fileroom for one of the following reasons:

1. Verbal Consultation

2. Comparison with current study

3. Consult or full interpretation

Please note: for all 3 reasons the clinician or other staff should be directed to the fileroom so they can fill out the outside submission form and start the process.

# 1 involves only uploading into LifeIMAGE. The physician office sends the CD to the Radiology Department File Room using the Outside Submission form, selects Exam Not sent to PACS: Verbal consultation by Radiologist on LifeIMAGE. Radiology library staff uploads into LifeIMAGE and notifies the Radiologist that the study is ready to review with the clinician.


#2 involves uploading to LifeIMAGE and pushing/nominating to McKesson PACS. The physician office sends the CD to the Radiology Department using the online Outside Submission form, selects Exam sent to PACS: To be compared with a current Continuum exam. Radiology staff uploads into LifeIMAGE, pushes study to McKesson PACS and notifies the Radiologist that the study is ready to compare or it will already be in the patient's study jacket when the new study comes in.


#3 involves uploading to LifeIMAGE and pushing/nominating to McKesson PACS. The physician office sends the CD to the Radiology Department using the Outside Submission form, selects Exam sent to PACS: Separate report generated.  Staff uploads into LifeIMAGE, pushes study to McKesson PACS, and notifies the Radiologist that the study is ready for interpretation.

The application can be accessed via http://lifeimage.chpnet.org . The username/password combination is the same as your McKesson/Outlook account.  When you login to the application, you can upload Cd's, view studies in your inbox, share CD's, and view CD's shared with you.  

Hospital policy and HIPPA regulations require that every examination in PACS has a dictated report.  Therefore, it is very important that the above process is followed so we can be in compliance with this policy. The ability to upload directly into McKesson will soon be disabled and LifeIMAGE will become our repository for outside CD's.  The application is very user friendly and  here is a link to a very informative  3 ½ minute video tutorial available at http://lifeimage.chpnet.org/inbox/static/public/help/





posted Apr 3, 2013, 6:36 AM by RadRez Administrator   [ updated Jul 7, 2013, 3:02 PM ]

1) Select the case you would like to submit:
 - To find a suitable case, check the pathology report (the report will usually dictate whether or not a case has gross images, i.e. "the specimen has been photographed") OR check with Geoff Sheridan in IT GSherida at chpnet org or ask another resident who recently acquired the excel list.

2) For BI cases, Contact Dianne Caprietta DCapriet at chpnet org in the BI Surgical Pathology Office (11th floor, Silver Bldg, Ext 44-1747) to request slides.

3) For SLR cases, contact the pathology department at RH and they will direct you to the resident room extension and you should establish contact with one of the path residents who will be your point person for requesting to photograph and cut more slides. 

3) Once slides have been retrieved, please make an appointment with one of the pathology residents on site to take histologic photomicrographs (Residents room Ext 20-2383 if it is a BI case) at a time that is suitable for both parties.

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